Author of controversial novel clarifies

January 09, 2015 12:00 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:29 pm IST - TIRUCHENGODE

: The controversy over the novel ‘Mathorubagan’ authored by Perumal Murugan is expected to be set at rest with the clarification from the author that his observations were totally unintentional.  

As a compromise formula, he assured to remove certain portions in the reprint, which included the name of Tiruchengode while narrating the lifestyle of the residents of the town and the narratives of other landmarks, which led to the current controversy.   

‘Madhorubagan’ only portrayed the sufferings of childless couple, particularly women, and it dealt with the lifestyle dating back to more than a century. “Novels are written on imaginary concepts and no one can say that whatever appeared in them dealt with reality,’’ Mr. Perumal Murugan said in a statement issued here on Thursday.

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